Engagement ring in the US, where is it worn?


The diamond engagement ring in the US, a ring for life.

The engagement ring has always been the sign of love, and its closed-circle form is a symbol of eternity, since there is no beginning or end.

In the US, most of the engagement rings in the world are sold, where the engagement ring has a much greater importance than ours. It shows, for example, the bride and groom that you have enough money to provide the daughter.

Where is the engagement ring worn in the US?

The woman in the US wears her engagement ring on the left-hand ring finger, just like the ancient Egyptians did. Faith said that from the left ring finger a vein leads directly to the heart. For the engagement and the wedding ceremony in the USA two different rings are used.

The engagement ring of American women remains on the left hand after the wedding. Then the wedding ring is attached first and the engagement ring afterwards. So the expensive ring with diamond, if necessary easier to remove, while the simple wedding ring on the finger remains.

In Germany, it is customary for women and men to wear an engagement ring. This is then simply put on the ring finger of the right hand on the wedding day and is then the wedding ring.

The classic engagement ring in the US usually graces   Diamond in the middle!

The women in the US usually want an engagement ring that everyone will notice at first glance and is expensive. Of course he should have at least one sparkling diamond in the middle. This is usually colorless but for some years, the colored diamond is very popular.

American men spend on the ring, on average, $ 5,000. For the engagement and the wedding two different rings are bought in the USA.

The wedding ring is far cheaper and is $ 500 to $ 1000 euros.

I find it very interesting that the man always remains the owner of the diamond engagement ring. If it comes to a separation, the woman must return him.

The ring just for the woman is a tradition, which is now also very popular with us.


  • Very interesting contribution 🙂

  • That's an interesting article. The men remain owners of the ring? I did not know that and think it's funny. 🙂 I also got an engagement ring with small diamonds. But then there was a bigger one for the wedding.

  • I think the idea of ​​the engagement ring is very nice - but the ring should belong to it? : O That shocks me a bit, hehe 😉

    Sunny greetings,

  • Very interesting contribution! Some things I did not even know, such as that the woman MUST give the man after the break the ring back USS that really surprised me!
    Lovely wishes

  • Really exciting - the whole background was not known to me.

    Love, Elisa

  • An interesting contribution! I have a YouTube video where the guy did the whole ring from A to Z and documented the whole thing. Find this idea great.

  • Hi my love
    A great interesting contribution. I am American myself, but have lived here most of the time and did not even know that the engagement ring would be on your right hand afterwards. What's big in the US are so-called "Promise" rings, even before the engagement. You can see that here, too, rather less. Best regards Lena

  • Oh, the woman has to give it back. Really? Hmph.
    That the "carrying hand" is exactly different than here in Germany, I noticed already.

  • Interesting posts! 🙂 beautiful photos 🙂
    Greetings Julia

  • Dear Sigrid,

    an interesting contribution ... hopefully not too many men read in Austria or Germany. They may want to stay "owners" of the rings ;-).

    Greetings and have a nice evening!

  • Great post continues so lg

  • Hi,
    So I'm a big fan of America, but that was new to me :-). Very interesting. Thanks for the great review!

  • tomatoes island

    Hi Sigrid,
    What does the American man do in the case of separation with the ring? Sell ​​or the next one stuck on the finger?
    LG Melli

  • This is exciting. However I know also in Dtl. many who wear both rings on the left. I wear the wedding ring on the right, engagement ring on the left. My husband only wears the wedding ring 🙂

  • That's exciting. Had never really thought about it. But good impulse sometimes to think about such customs 🙂

  • Dear Sigrid

    Again a super exciting report! Thank you!

    Have a nice evening!


  • Very cool. Although I knew that the ring would be worn on the left and the later wedding ring remains on the left, I always thought that the wedding ring would be put in front of the engagement ring. As a kind of protection, so that the expensive beef is not lost so fast.
    Thanks for the clarification!

    best regards

    • Since the engagement ring is the more expensive, the wedding ring comes after the engagement ring.

  • Interesting. I also did not know before, as it is in the US

  • Hi,
    I did not know about giving it back and that the ring belongs to him. Again something learned. Thanks for the informative post.
    Greetings Nadine

  • Diamonds are a girl's best friend! So nice, when such a golden ring sparkles with a big stone on the finger! 🙂 Find it hard sometimes, what the Americans spend so average for an engagement ring ... But sparkle they do wonderfully!

  • Beautiful as a diamond ring. I also find it very romantic that the faith says there, that a vein leads from the ring finger to the heart <3 I love your posts, learned a lot again 🙂

  • Hello,
    what a great and interesting contribution. I would also wear my engagement ring on the left 🙂 And I would like a diamond ring too!

    Love Linni

  • Very interesting! So here in Austria we wear the engagement ring on the left, but only the women have one. If the man makes the request ... .and the wedding ring is extra and then on the day of the wedding turn right. Some keep the engagement ring on the left, some combine both on the right side. To each his own. 🙂

    All the best,

  • Hey,

    always fascinating what you show us and explain us. Known the backgrounds so far zero and it was exciting to learn.



  • We always wear our rings on the left ... that was a traditional reason first because I am partly Italian. Then I just found it more practical than right ... Great article, thank you!

  • that's exciting ... I was not aware that there are different Targevarianten for Verlorbungsringe ... but that's probably similar to the wedding rings. not everyone wears an engagement ring when he is engaged, but I think that's a very nice gesture to carry on to the wedding ring 🙂

    ❤ Tina from http://www.liebewasist.com

  • On the left the engagement ring and on the right the wedding ring. That's how I know that. 🙂

  • The engagement ring is a conditional gift. He passes into the possession of the woman at the wedding. Only if the engagement is resolved before a wedding, may the man reclaim the ring.
    And because someone has read wrong: the wedding ring comes first to the finger then the engagement ring. The wedding ring does not "protect" the engagement ring. In Germany you also wore the wedding ring on the left and then Luther came ... I personally find it much more practical to wear the rings on the non-dominant hand.

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